Reply To: Face Masks

Ed P
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Bob, while I agree that the main value of a face mask is to eliminate the wearer as a transmission agent, this NIH study showed that if 80% of people wore N95 masks then flu/measles outbreaks would be stopped dead. (I think that may be an exaggeration as good hand hygiene/goggles would still be required).

Imo Western Governments tend to ignore such studies as if everyone wore masks Government surveillance of the populace would be stopped dead in its tracks.